Public policy journeys: what’s the next step for heritage?

This weekend Georgie Holmes-Skelton, our Head of Government Affairs, spoke at the AHRC Heritage Priority Area and Rescue: The British Archaeological Trust conference on engaging with policy in the UK. On the theme of “Planning for People: the changing role of culture, museums and the arts for wider society”, Georgie talked about the sector’s challenge…

Happy World Biodiversity Day

Today is World Biodiversity Day, celebrating nature’s variety and its protections. Given the challenges facing nature in the UK today, maintaining awareness, alongside practical action to address these threats, remains of vital importance. Volunteer Philip Box takes a look at how the National Trust is working hard to restore a healthy, beautiful natural environment. What…

New research shows value of green spaces, as MPs debate the future of parks

New research by Vivid Economics published today by the National Trust reveals the true value of a large city’s network of public parks and green spaces – and shows that cutting parks budgets is counter-productive, costing more than it saves. This evidence comes as MPs on the influential House of Commons Communities and Local Government…

Ringing Bells for Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days, the UK’s largest festival of heritage, kicks off today.  Over the next 4 days you can enjoy free access to hundreds of events and venues around the country celebrating all that heritage has to offer.  This year we’ve teamed up with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to bring to life the 400-year old tradition…